Naperville Education Foundation

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    Phone: (630) 420-3086

    The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) raises and grants funds for programs that enhance and enrich the educational experience of Naperville School District 203 students. With the generous support of foundations, businesses, educational professionals and individual donors, NEF is able to provide financial resources that increase learning opportunities by supplementing school district budgets. NEF encourages creativity, innovation and excellence in our students by helping to ensure that every student in the district can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education.
    Please see the NEF website for complete information on the Naperville Education Foundation.


    Kid Booster Anonymous Fund: Provides assistance for specific and unique student needs.

    Express Grants: Quick and easy way for Naperville 203 staff and students’ great ideas to become reality in the current school year. This rolling grant cycle occurs monthly and provides up to $1,000 for immediate use.

    Annual Grants: Awarded in the categories of - diversity and inclusion, fine arts and physical education, social emotional learning (SEL), and science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM). The application window for 2022-2023 grants is November 1, 2021-February 1, 2022. Annual Grants have no dollar limit and fund projects for the following school year.

    Before and After School Programs: Provides opportunities for students in elementary through high school to engage in learning activities or support that encourages creativity, innovation and excellence.

    Honor a Teacher: Recognizes someone who has made a difference.

    Cents for Kids: Teachers and staff to donation of the “odd cents” of their paychecks.

    Student Registration Check-off: Check the box on your student registration card to donate.


    Building a Passion Breakfast: Celebrate NEF’s 30 year anniversary of making a difference in the lives of students with businesses, community & elected leaders, district leadership, parents, and members of the district and school communities on March 23, 2022!

    TEAM NEF: TEAM NEF is a group of parents, teachers, staff, community members and students – from first-time 5k walkers to long-time half-marathoners and everyone in between – who participate in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K as Charity Heroes for NEF!